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1912 Theodore Wharton makes his first film in Ithaca: Football Days at Cornell.
1913 Wharton returns to film with Francis X Bushman & Beverly Bayne and a full crew.
1914 Wharton Inc. is formed by Theodore & Leopold Wharton.
1915-1920 The Wharton Brothers lease their Renwick Park studio in Ithaca New York.
They film the serials
The Romance of Elaine with Pearl White and Lionel Barrymore, Beatrice Fairfax, featuring Grace Darling and Harry Fox, the supernatural series The Mysteries of Myra with Jean Sothern and Howard Estabrook, and Patria, featuring Irene Castle and Warner Oland.
2005 Ithaca-made Movies is formed to preserve, restore and protect Ithaca silent film history.

New Links: African-American Actors in Ithaca-Made Movies & Wharton Films
ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S CLEMENCY Feature
DEAR OLD GIRL Photo Gallery | A PRINCE OF INDIA Photo Gallery

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Film Screening Location: Tompkins County Public Library Borg-Warner Room Directions / Map
Screening events are hosted by Ithaca silent film expert TERRY HARBIN

Museum Curator / Ithaca Film Historian
TERRY HARBIN

Contributors
LIST TO BE POSTED

Legal Advisor / Head Phrenologist
RULOFF

Designer / Restoration Director
ERIC STEDMAN

Episode Summaries
DANIEL AUFMANN

Astral Projections
Dr. PAYSON ALDEN

CREDITS